Monday, April 5, 2010 crashes under weight of visitors to McMillen story ***UPDATED*** NMC BACK ONLINE

Last night, NMC over at posted an account of what happened this weekend regarding Constance McMillen's ongoing prom saga. In short, all indications are that the prom at the Fulton Country Club was a ruse, and that the "real" prom was held at a secret location, unbeknownst to Constance, her date, and 7 other students.

I copied a portion of his post in a brief post of my own, and I'm glad I did. Perez Hilton, Democratic Underground, and Gawker all linked NMC's story, leading to north of 4,000 hits by 11:30 a.m. today. As a result of the influx of visitors, went down, and to my knowledge, is still down. I imagine it'll be back up in the next few hours. I also imagine that this issue will garner fairly substantial media attention in the next couple of days.

Stay tuned for updates on the status of NMC's blog.


As of 3:07 p.m. today, is back online.


nmisscommenter said...

I am buying more server capacity for the 2nd time in a day.

If you want the full sad saga of my frustrated attempts to get back on the internet, check my Twitter feed at @NMissC.

If Rachel Maddow picks up this story tonight and I've lost my shot at linkage, I may weep.

Kathy Nester said... put up a story about an hour ago quoting Constance and an ACLU rep. It appears the facts are as bad as originally reported by NMissCommentor. I am so sad for those kids and so ashamed of the parents/educators involved in this. Hope Judge Davidson goes after any who misrepresented facts to the Court.

Matt Eichelberger said...

NMC, I hope you don't find yourself in the spot we were in here at Ipse Blogit when we broke the Chip Pickering story. Rachel Maddow even used the PDF I created, and I missed out on all of the glory. Best of luck to ya, man!

Kingfish said...

Gee Matt, why do you think I slap on an ewatermark on all the important docs.